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  1. carlostmac1's Avatar
    Hi after months of using this phone i really love it but one thing is killing me, the slow charging feature!!!!! I would get through the day with it but if i want to go out at night it would most likely die on me since i cant leave it charging for long before i go out. Now i'm considering going to the s4 and purchasing extra battery packs so i can change whenever I need the additional power. I just wanted to know if the S4 still had the lag issues that everyone was complaining about. Did they ever end up fixing it?
    08-26-2013 11:12 PM
  2. Farish's Avatar
    Hi after months of using this phone i really love it but one thing is killing me, the slow charging feature!!!!! I would get through the day with it but if i want to go out at night it would most likely die on me since i cant leave it charging for long before i go out. Now i'm considering going to the s4 and purchasing extra battery packs so i can change whenever I need the additional power. I just wanted to know if the S4 still had the lag issues that everyone was complaining about. Did they ever end up fixing it?
    I bought my S4 on the release date. A week later there was an update that fixed the lag for me.

    People still complain about touchwiz lag, but I haven't experience it.

    My wife has the HTC One and the slow charging feature does zap her, but...

    Her screen time is extremely high as she rarely touches her laptop.
    08-26-2013 11:15 PM
  3. carlostmac1's Avatar
    I bought my S4 on the release date. A week later there was an update that fixed the lag for me.

    People still complain about touchwiz lag, but I haven't experience it.

    My wife has the HTC One and the slow charging feature does zap her, but...

    Her screen time is extremely high as she rarely touches her laptop.
    Great glad to hear, mine as well. It just absolutely kills me, I like the the HTC One so much more
    08-26-2013 11:45 PM
  4. Statusnone's Avatar
    I have had an S4 since launch day and I love it. But I just received an HTC One as a work device and I fell in love with it. I'm highly considering selling my GS4 and buying a One if they give me something different in the near future.

    This phone is gorgeous.

    Posted via Android Central App with my HTC One on AT&T
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    08-27-2013 12:34 AM
  5. carlostmac1's Avatar
    I have had an S4 since launch day and I love it. But I just received an HTC One as a work device and I fell in love with it. I'm highly considering selling my GS4 and buying a One if they give me something different in the near future.

    This phone is gorgeous.

    Posted via Android Central App with my HTC One on AT&T
    I think the HTC One is a better phone, no lag, great IU, I love it but it doesnt fit my needs, I'm a heavy user that constantly need battery. Only if HTC would let us have the option of quick or slow charge
    08-27-2013 12:38 AM
  6. Farish's Avatar
    I think the HTC One is a better phone, no lag, great IU, I love it but it doesnt fit my needs, I'm a heavy user that constantly need battery. Only if HTC would let us have the option of quick or slow charge
    Well if you aren't into gaming the Moto X has the best battery life atm.
    08-27-2013 01:10 AM
  7. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    I know Verizon htc one I bought the other day came with 4.2.2. My question is are the HTC ones on other carriers still on an older version? I say this because I read all these negative points to the phone, but have not experienced it . This phone seems to last longer than the s4 I had for a week. Seems to charge just as fast as my iPhone 5 did. Just wondering if that is the difference.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4.
    08-27-2013 01:16 AM
  8. BlakeGates's Avatar
    Have you thought about the Mophie Juice Pack for your HTC One? It's got pretty good reviews and looks good as well. Pretty much will double your phone's battery life. And it is switchable, so it isn't always feeding juice to your device unless you want it to. Go through the day on your initial charge from over night, then before you head out the door for a night out, flip the switch and bam you've got another full days worth of battery life.

    Just a good suggestion since it seems you're hesitant about switching from the HTC One (which I don't blame you, I absolutely love mine. Best phone I've ever owned).

    Just my 2 pennies:-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-27-2013 01:18 AM
  9. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    The slow charging doesn't bother me,specially that kernels are out at XDA for fast charging,though what I hate about this phone are the fact that its very prone to chipping and scratching if you don't use a full on cover like double flip,also the camera is just ok for daylight and very buggy for low light (blue tint and slow shutter) which is a pitty when you know they advertise everything on this..
    The design is very cool but you get bored of it after 2 months,the UI and the screen are the only thing excellent about it.
    I like the S4 but the poor sunlight legibility and perhaps not as good sound quality (over earphones) are keeping me away of it
    08-27-2013 01:49 AM
  10. akk60's Avatar
    Well the moto x has the adreno 320 gpu which is similar to the unit in the htc one, so that makes it a great gaming device with more battery than the one or the s4 due to the 720p display.

    Posted from my HTC one via Android Central App
    08-27-2013 02:21 AM
  11. carlostmac1's Avatar
    Have you thought about the Mophie Juice Pack for your HTC One? It's got pretty good reviews and looks good as well. Pretty much will double your phone's battery life. And it is switchable, so it isn't always feeding juice to your device unless you want it to. Go through the day on your initial charge from over night, then before you head out the door for a night out, flip the switch and bam you've got another full days worth of battery life.

    Just a good suggestion since it seems you're hesitant about switching from the HTC One (which I don't blame you, I absolutely love mine. Best phone I've ever owned).

    Just my 2 pennies:-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    It's definitely an alternative but the phones already huge, I don't really want to add mass to it
    08-27-2013 08:49 AM
  12. carlostmac1's Avatar
    I know Verizon htc one I bought the other day came with 4.2.2. My question is are the HTC ones on other carriers still on an older version? I say this because I read all these negative points to the phone, but have not experienced it . This phone seems to last longer than the s4 I had for a week. Seems to charge just as fast as my iPhone 5 did. Just wondering if that is the difference.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4.
    Well I'm on AT&T and its still on 4.1.2

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well if you aren't into gaming the Moto X has the best battery life atm.
    But it's only a 720p screen and he camera is terrible right?
    08-27-2013 08:50 AM
  13. carlostmac1's Avatar
    The slow charging doesn't bother me,specially that kernels are out at XDA for fast charging,though what I hate about this phone are the fact that its very prone to chipping and scratching if you don't use a full on cover like double flip,also the camera is just ok for daylight and very buggy for low light (blue tint and slow shutter) which is a pitty when you know they advertise everything on this..
    The design is very cool but you get bored of it after 2 months,the UI and the screen are the only thing excellent about it.
    I like the S4 but the poor sunlight legibility and perhaps not as good sound quality (over earphones) are keeping me away of it
    How do I enable fast charge?! Please enlighten me. I use to jailbreak my phones but never experienced modding any androids
    08-27-2013 08:52 AM
  14. Farish's Avatar
    Well the moto x has the adreno 320 gpu which is similar to the unit in the htc one, so that makes it a great gaming device with more battery than the one or the s4 due to the 720p display.

    Posted from my HTC one via Android Central App
    Heavy gaming will negate that great battery life so I try to separate the two.


    But it's only a 720p screen and he camera is terrible right?
    Arguments about the camera some people believe the issues can be fixed with a software update.

    It is only 720p but that is made up for in the battery life you gain. Gaming kind of negates the great battery life to a point.
    08-27-2013 09:01 AM
  15. garublador's Avatar
    I just wanted to know if the S4 still had the lag issues that everyone was complaining about. Did they ever end up fixing it?
    Yes. There was an update that came out soon after the phone was released that helped quite a bit and then another that came out in July that alleviated it.

    The Moto X is also a good choice depending on usage. You won't have a removable battery so if you want to just keep two batteries charged for the day you won't have that option. You'll have to weigh the CPU, camera, display and removable storage specs of the S4 vs the battery saving specs of the Moto X. IMO unless you so something specific with your phone or want lots of storage it's a lot closer match up than what many people consider. Taking a hit for a few specs that might not actually matter to get a better battery life is a compromise quite a few people should be willing to make.
    08-27-2013 09:41 AM
  16. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    This is only my personnel experience. I had the s4 about 2weeks ago and I noticed some lag. I have not noticed that with One at all. With that being said, I am still evaluating the One, to decide whether I will stay with this or go with the s4.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4.
    08-27-2013 10:03 AM
  17. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    How do I enable fast charge?! Please enlighten me. I use to jailbreak my phones but never experienced modding any androids
    Lol yes jailbreak was so simple. I'm a little nervous to "root", but like to if it's even possible with the Verizon HTC One.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4.
    08-27-2013 10:06 AM
  18. freakshow999's Avatar
    As for the op
    I figured out if you put the One in power save mode it charges extremely fast. Keep in mind this phone is picky about its charger. For the car I actually had to buy one from the AT&T store. None of my existing 2.1 amp chargers would work properly. I kept getting the HTC charger warning.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    08-27-2013 10:47 AM
  19. carlostmac1's Avatar
    As for the op
    I figured out if you put the One in power save mode it charges extremely fast. Keep in mind this phone is picky about its charger. For the car I actually had to buy one from the AT&T store. None of my existing 2.1 amp chargers would work properly. I kept getting the HTC charger warning.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    That's what i usually do, but still doesnt cut it
    08-27-2013 12:32 PM
  20. AdamsHouseCat's Avatar
    As for the op
    I figured out if you put the One in power save mode it charges extremely fast.
    Why would this affect charging speed?
    08-27-2013 04:14 PM
  21. LindtChocolate's Avatar
    Well if you look into this kernel and root stuff you should check out things like this [KERNEL][Jul27] ElementalX-m7wl-0.6 |OC|UV|GPU OC|S2W|L2W|DT2W|L2M|THERMAL|BLN|BT fix - xda-developers
    But why not just go for a morphie juice pack if you like the phone?
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    08-27-2013 04:37 PM
  22. Grizzly_Atoms's Avatar
    If you love the phone just buy on of these. You'll be carrying extra batteries around anyway. This will charge your phone more than twice, and I just got an e-mail that takes another 20% off the price through the 31st. It's "MELT20"
    *I already own one of these and get nothing back as a result of you buying anything!
    https://www.livingsocial.com/product...ed_city_id=123
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    08-27-2013 04:53 PM
  23. freakshow999's Avatar
    Why would this affect charging speed?
    I don't know why it charges faster in power save mode. I can speculate it has something to do with power save shutting down the unused cores so there is less of a power draw from the CPU/GPU.

    Once again I have to mention you must use the right charger. A one amp charger will take forever to charge this phone.

    I don't want to sound offensive, but what phone are you coming from? At first I thought the battery may be draining a little on the fast side until I remembered it always seems that way when I get a new phone because I'm on it constantly fiddling around ...

    This phone doesn't drain any faster than any other android phone I've had. Currently I'm running over clocked at 2.05 and it drains at what I would call a normal rate.

    As I type this long *** reply I've been tethered WiFi to my One running in power save for the past hour and I've only dropped ten percent from where I was.

    Your type of usage will denote how your battery life is.
    If you want to get an S4 more power to you. Imho you'll be giving up a far superior product in the One. I'm a power user, not a gamer, and I've been around the block with devices.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-27-2013 05:38 PM
  24. return_0's Avatar
    I would recommend getting an external battery pack for your phone. You can charge your phone wherever you are at any time, and it won't add mass or volume to your phone (since it's separate to the phone).
    08-27-2013 07:08 PM
  25. FaisDogg's Avatar
    If you love the phone just buy on of these. You'll be carrying extra batteries around anyway. This will charge your phone more than twice, and I just got an e-mail that takes another 20% off the price through the 31st. It's "MELT20"
    *I already own one of these and get nothing back as a result of you buying anything!
    https://www.livingsocial.com/product...ed_city_id=123
    I sometime use this one, purchased it for $10 on a limited time deal, amazon had really good reviews. I'm very happy with it, it's really compact for a 5000mah, fully charges my phone in my pocket (<10% to 100) in 1-1.5 hrs

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    08-27-2013 07:34 PM
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